Functional Contextualism in the COD/SMI Population (Session 3: COD/SMI Track)

Training Description

In this workshop we introduce learning theory and functional contextualism as tools to shape the learning process. At the heart of the IDDT model, functional contextualism involves a process of observing and analyzing behaviors to better understand context and consequences. With clearer insight into how dysfunctional behaviors are learned and why they persist, we can more effectively influence the development of more functional and value driven behaviors over time.


*This training is part of an 8 session series on co-occurring disorders and serious mental illness (COD/SMI) offered by Jeff Roskelley, LICSW. While there is benefit from attending an individual training & each session can stand on its own, each builds upon the previous and participants will gain maximum benefit from attending sessions 1-7 in succession.

Length of Training
3 Hours
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Objectives of Training
Summarize how behaviors are learned as adaptive responses to environmental cues.
Communicate the basics of learning theory and how it applies to substance use disorder and mental health distress and impairment.
Apply learning theory in a clinical case conceptualization.
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